If you are a scientist or engineer who uses simulation in your work, HLRS offers a comprehensive training program focused on giving you the skills to program and operate highly parallel computing clusters confidently and effectively. Taught by experienced HPC professionals, our courses supplement your research discipline-specific expertise by providing the practical knowledge necessary to operate in a high-performance computing environment.
HLRS training courses concentrate on the disciplines below:
Our training program addresses the needs of students at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, as well as postdoctoral researchers and industry professionals who use high-performance computing in their work.
Active since 1998, HLRS's classroom training program is among the most extensive and experienced in Europe. The program is operated in collaboration with the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing, Germany's hosting organization for the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE).
Many of HLRS's courses are held in our state-of-the-art training facility, located on the University of Stuttgart's Vaihingen campus. In addition, we cooperate with HPC centers that offer courses in other locations across Germany and elsewhere in Europe to share our expertise with a wider audience of HPC users.
In most units, the key issue for the success is the combination of teaching and hands-on sessions. The exercises are programmed mainly in groups of two participants on pre-installed systems in the course room.
Based on some of our classroom courses, HLRS provides free online course content focusing on topics in parallel computing. Learn more.
In 2018, HLRS launched the Supercomputing-Akademie, a new continuing education program aimed at increasing HPC expertise in industry.
Using a modular, blended learning course format, the Supercomputing-Akademie's courses incorporate the best features of classroom and online learning. Most of the course content is provided online alongside regularly scheduled live online class sessions, making it convenient for professionals to develop HPC knowledge in parallel with their normal job responsibilities.
Participants in the Supercomputing-Akademie include HPC users, developers, and administrators in industry. The curriculum currently consists of modules focusing on parallel programming, simulation, and the planning, building, and operation of HPC clusters, and will grow to address additional topics in the coming years. Learn more.
Additional course offerings in high-performance computing can be found at the following websites:
Lists of our previous summer/winter schools on Fortran, C++, ... can be found here: (since 2010, the language courses are included in the lists above) 2009-2006
GCS and HLRS also provide yearly curricula as handouts & posters: